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Danger signs: Sleeping less than 6 hours a night

Friday, October 28, 2011

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This is a good one for today. Tonight I'll start my work week. I work three twelve hour sifts overnight, so the first day I nap before work, but I'm pretty much staying up for 24 hours and then catching up during the day.

Sleep is key for me. I'm pitiful when I'm tired-- I pity myself and cut myself slack in ways that just end up as self-sabotage.

I CAN
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emoticon schedule sleep like I would schedule work, including winding down time.
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I have 7 hours for tomorrow that are designated for sleep. I am going to practice getting to bed on time and accepting my sleep as it comes. Waking up a lot? Hard to fall asleep? Hard to wake up? Other people have made it work! I am grateful to have time to sleep in a safe a quiet place.

If you work weird shifts and stumble upon my blog, please leave me your tips and encouragement!
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    I have a sleeping disorder, now i get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, now i'm productive, happy, and slimmer emoticon
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